IU13 coordinates a wide variety of enrichment seminars, competitions, and camps for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Explore competition opportunities in the following areas:
- 24 Challenge® Math Competitions (Grades 4-8)
Based on the 24 Challenge® game, this tournament-style competition features tables of four players, competing in a round-robin format. Separate competitions are offered for students in Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8. Learn more about 24 Challenge® Math Competitions.
- Elementary STEM Bowl (Grades 4-5)
This fast-paced quiz-bowl-style competition, complete with sophisticated buzzers, is designed to showcase and apply 4th and 5th grade students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math. Hands-on activities require teams to utilize the Engineering Design Process to complete group challenges. Learn more about Elementary STEM Bowl.
- Governor’s STEM Competition (Grades 9-12)
Teams of high school students from across the state are challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that makes the quality of life better for citizens translated into real-life needs. Learn more about the Governor’s STEM Competition.
- K’NEX® STEM Design Challenge (Grades 4-5)
Teams of students are tasked with designing, developing and implementing a solution to an engineering problem. Students will present their finished product to a panel of judges who will score on creativity, teamwork, and the success of their challenge. Learn more about K’NEX® STEM Design Challenge.
- Lancaster-Lebanon Chess Tournaments (Grades K-8)
Students with a wide range of experience in formal chess tournaments are guided through the process of competing in a four-round, Swiss System tournament. Teams of four students represent their schools, learn about the strategy of chess, and practice the etiquette of the game. Learn more about Lancaster-Lebanon Chess Tournaments.
- Reading Olympics (Grades 4-12)
This event is designed to promote independent reading skills while fostering collaboration and team-building through a quiz-bowl-style event. Teams earn points by answering plot, summary, and character questions about each book on the reading list. Learn more about Reading Olympics.
- Sea, Air & Land Challenge (Grades 9-12)
Developed by the PSU Electro Optics Center in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research Program, the Sea, Air & Land Challenge is a unique STEM competition that brings teams of 5-10 high school students together to design and build robotic vehicles. Learn more about Sea, Air & Land Challenge.
- Regional Media and Design Competition – MADCom
MADCom (formerly called the Technology/Computer Fair) is a regional media and design competition for middle- and high-school students, consisting of six technical categories: 3-D Design, Animation, Digital Movie, Logo and Graphic Design, Programming, and Web Page Design. Learn more about MADCom.